The class seven student of Chameli Devi Public School, on Thursday, tried to kill himself by jumping off the third floor of his school building but just in time was saved by his classmates.
"We think he was tense in the last couple of days, thinking about committing suicide to accomplish the final 50th task of the game", Dwivedi added. Now, another teen was allegedly "playing" the challenge and nearly committed suicide, was it not for his PT instructor.
The incident happened on August 9.
Summary: In the run-up to his suicide bid, the Class VII boy - perhaps the first survivor of the Blue Whale suicide game in the country - was doing some unusual things, which caught the attention of his classmates and friends but no one thought he was planning to end his life.
"Initial investigation suggests that the boy had been playing the Blue Whale game on his father's cellphone for the last couple of days", Dwivedi said.
Evolution of mobile phones
Like the flip phone, it was also comprised of two parts but they came together and apart by sliding the parts on a rail. Given the fast pace of growth, the future is bound to hold even many more implications for mobile phone users.
According to school principal Sangeeta Poddar, the boy was frightened after his thwarted suicide attempt and revealed to teachers that he had been playing the Blue Whale game for the past few days.
A businessman's 14-year-old son left his home in Maharashtra's Solapur yesterday allegedly to complete a "Blue Whale" task. But since his mother wasn't well, his neighbours came to pick him up.
Authorities in Indore and Pune claim to have rescued two students of class VII and IX from an alleged bid to complete a deadly online suicide dare, believed to be the "Blue Whale Challenge".
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Though the police were sceptical of the Blue Whale angle because the boy didn't have cuts on the body and that apparently there is no mobile app for the game, the victim admitted to having indulged in this morbid fascination.